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Video: Expressing a Given Ratio in the Simplest Form

Kathryn Kingham

Express the ratio 35:52 as a fraction in its simplest form.

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Video Transcript

Express the ratio 35 to 52 as a fraction in its simplest form.

Our first step would be changing the ratio into a fraction. The fraction form of 35 to 52 would look like this: 35 over 52.

Now we want to know, is this fraction in its simplest form? The answer to that is: yes. This fraction is already in its simplest form. The numerator and the denominator don’t have any common factors. That is to say, there is nothing we can divide the numerator and the denominator by to simplify this fraction.

That’s how we know that 35 over 52 is a fraction in simplest form that represents the ratio of 35 to 52.